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Oelkers Wants To Focus  On Roads During Next Term

Oelkers Wants To Focus On Roads During Next Term


After being re-elected to serve a second term, Gordon Oelkers is looking forward to continue serving Roosevelt County as a commissioner. Running unopposed, Oelkers officially was re-elected to the position on Nov. 3. “I enjoyed my first term and learned a lot,” Oelkers said. One of the things that he learned was the challenges that the county road department has maintaining all of the

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County No Longer Holds Poplar Law Enforcement  Contract, But Will Continue To Serve Community

County No Longer Holds Poplar Law Enforcement Contract, But Will Continue To Serve Community


Although the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office no longer is the contracted entity for law enforcement in Poplar, the sheriff’s office still will serve that community as well as the entire county. Roosevelt County Undersheriff John Summers said it was agreed to not renew the contract between the sheriff’s office and the city of Poplar. The sheriff’s office has worked under a contract with

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Commissioners Approve Dispatch  Upgrade, Courthouse Repairs

Commissioners Approve Dispatch Upgrade, Courthouse Repairs


The Roosevelt County Commissioners held their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24. Commissioners Gary Macdonald, Duane Nygaard and Gordon Oelkers, presiding officer, were in attendance. The Roosevelt County Dispatch Center requested approval of an upgrade to the 911 system. Dispatch supervisor Jeff Wozniak told the commissioners that the current system without the upgrade will only allow the department

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Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office

Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office


The feels that officers will now be able to better assist all of the county. A previous contract with the City of Poplar required the office to always have an officer within seven miles of the city at all times. (Photo by Bill Vander Weele)

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